How to use Twitter

Master the social media phenomenon

Twitter is a hugely popular social media network that lets you connect with people from all around the world via short messages known as tweets.

While its simplicity is part of its charm, there's also a lot of depth to Twitter. By learning its secrets, you can gain hundreds – if not thousands – of followers, as well as follow influential people yourself.

So if you want to master the art of tweeting, check out our collection of guides on how to use Twitter.

Update: We've got a great feature on how to use the powerful Twitter tool HootSuite.

How to use Twitter

How to sign up and get started with Twitter

First things first: you're going to need to sign up for a Twitter account. Our how to sign up and get started with Twitter guide will take you through all the steps to set up a profile that will make you stand out from the crowd and start gaining followers.

How to follow people on Twitter

How to use Twitter

Once you've got your Twitter profile account set up and ready to go, it's time to find some people to follow. You'll be able to see what the people you follow post on Twitter, so make sure you follow interesting accounts to get the most out of the service.

A mix of people you know, celebrities and Twitter accounts that share the same interests as you are a good place to start, and for more inspiration check out our guide to how to follow people on Twitter.

How to use the iPhone Twitter app

How to use Twitter

Twitter works best when you're posting about your current activities or thoughts, so one of the top ways to use Twitter is on your smartphone.

In our how to use the iPhone Twitter app guide we show you everything you need to know to tweet nfrom your iPhone.

How to use Twitter in Windows 10

How to use Twitter

If you've got a Windows 10 device then you can use the rather good official Twitter app, which makes tweeting quick and easy. It also helps you keep up to date with tweets from the people you follow, as well as alert you when you get mentioned, receive messages or gain new followers.

Check out our guide to how to use Twitter in Windows 10 to find out more.